SURVEY OF ADOLESCENT DRUG USE. IV PATTERNS OF DRUG USE

A group of 2,634 youngsters between the ages of 14 and 18, representing 76 per cent of a 10 per cent random sample of the students attending public high schools in Portland, Oregon, anonymously reported their use of 12 categories of drugs. Individual patterns of reported drug use were employed to test 12 hypotheses concerning the motivations for use of narcotics, barbiturates, hallucinogens, cocaine, sedatives, inhalants, amphetamines, and marihuana. The data most strongly support an exploration hypothesis. /Author/

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    American Public Health Association

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  • Authors:
    • Weitman, M
    • Scheble, R O
    • Johnson, K G
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

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  • Accession Number: 00261808
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1974 12:00AM